Huge Asian antiques auction slated for Nov. 10-11 by Elite Decorative Arts What’s fast shaping up as one of the best, highest-grossing Asian sales ever for Elite Decorative Arts is planned for the weekend of Nov. 10-11. The event will be held at Elite's gallery in Florida.
News-Antique.com - Oct 23,2012 - (BOYNTON BEACH, Fla.) – What’s fast shaping up as one of the best, highest-grossing Asian sales ever for Elite Decorative Arts is planned for the weekend of Nov. 10-11. Offered will be nearly 800 lots of magnificent antiques, including porcelain, ivory, jade, coral, stone carvings, artwork, metalwork, fine furniture and more. The auction will begin at 1 p.m. (EST) both days.
“We just got a great collection in, to go along with some already wonderful pieces, and the merchandise in this sale carries impeccable provenance,” said Scott Cieckiewicz of Elite Decorative Arts. “All signs certainly point toward our finest Asian sale of this year and possibly ever. The quality of the lots is consistently high, and it spans a broad spectrum of categories.”
The auction will be held at Elite Decorative Arts’ gallery, in the Quantum Town Center, at 1034 Gateway Boulevard (Stes. 106-108) in Boynton Beach. Previews will be held on Friday, Nov. 9, from 11-5; and Saturday and Sunday (auction days), from 11 a.m. until the first gavel comes down at 1 p.m. Online bidding will be provided by Artfact.com and LiveAuctioneers.com.
The expected top lot of the auction is an exquisite Chinese hand-carved white jadeite figure depicting a Guan Yin in a standing position (est. $250,000-$350,000). Her right hand is clutching her left wrist and she is wearing a rosary and a flowing layered robe. The figure is 15 inches tall on a one-inch base. Included is a carved wooden display case with bamboo form.
Recently consigned are a pair of 18th or 19th century Chinese hand-painted blue and white porcelain floor vases, each of phoenix tail form and depicting dragons, foo lions, kylin beasts, elephants and tigers, in a raised design (est. $40,000-$60,000 for the pair). The vases, from the Sam Feldman collection, are from the Qing Dynasty period. Both are just shy of 30 inches tall.
The sale will feature not one but three Chinese carved rhinoceros horn libation cups, the most spectacular of which has a floral vine design and a figural stump. It is expected to sell for $100,000-$200,000. The cup, from the Qing Dynasty period, has a figural branch form handle and includes a fitted wooden flora form and lily pad base. The horn is 4 inches by 6 inches.
Fans of antique Asian jewelry will be impressed by the massive and stunning men's 18kt white gold ring mount holding an emerald green oval cabochon cut jadeite stone (est. $60,000-$80,000). The jadeite stone is a beautiful glowing translucent emerald green in color and it measures 26mm by 17.7mm by 10mm. The size 9 ½ ring boasts a total weight of 16.6 dwt.
Two 18th century Qing Dynasty Chinese porcelain vases, both holding the six-character archaic Qianlong (1736-1795) reign marks, should each do well. One is an Imperial blue glaze porcelain bottle form vase, 21 ½ inches tall (est. $50,000-$70,000). The other is blue and white and depicts lotus blossoms and medallions with scrolled leaves and vines (est. $20,000-$30,000).